Aadhaar Virtual ID, limited KYC: All you need to know about UIDAI's new security features

Aadhaar Virtual ID, limited KYC: All you need to know about UIDAI's new security features

Aadhaar adds fresh security layer with 16-digit ‘Virtual ID’. Aadhaar Authentication: How To Use Virtual ID (VID)
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UIDAI’s Virtual ID will allow over 119 crore Aadhaar holders to generate a 16-digit temporary number.
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The number can be shared with a bank, insurance company or telecom service provider instead of the 12-digit Aadhaar number.
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It will not be possible to locate an individual’s Aadhaar number by using the Virtual ID,” an official said.
UIDAI has now released the concept of a temporary, 16-digit Virtual ID (VID) that can be used by Aadhaar card holders for authentication purposes.
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UIDAI will start accepting VID from March 1, 2018
UIDAI has also introduced the concept of 'limited KYC'
People have been raising privacy concerns over mandatory Aadhaar linking
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has stepped up its Aadhaar security protocols after sustained lapses and criticism regarding the infrastructure.
An official statement said that the new processes are being introduced to strengthen privacy and security of Aadhaar numbers holders.
Aadhaar adds fresh security layer with 16-digit ‘Virtual ID’. Aadhaar Authentication: How To Use Virtual ID (VID)
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